Home where bridge jumping survivor turned up alive
A 35-year-old New Yorker survived an approximate 30-foot jump from Marco Island's Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge to the unusually frigid waters of the Marco River on Tuesday morning.
A 911 call from a witness reporting he saw a person jump at 2:37 a.m. led emergency responders from numerous agencies to arrive prepared to scour the river looking for the jumper. They searched to no avail until about 4 a.m., Marco Island police reported.
However, shortly after 4 a.m., another 911 call came in to dispatch. This time it was from a person staying in a waterfront home on Butterfield Court, about 1/4 mile from the bridge, reporting that a man was banging on their door. Police learned it was the missing jumper. The name of the man, from Mineola, N.Y., was not released. He had attempted suicide and no criminal investigation is necessary, reported Marco Island Police Chief Thom Carr.